Akeelah and the Bee By Cheryl West
Based on the book by Doug Atchinson
Directed by Anedra Small
March 29 – April 2, 2017 | Charles Winter Wood Theatre
Preview Performances: Wednesday & Thursday, 8 p.m.
$8 General Admission
Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
Admission: $15 Adult, $12 Senior Citizen & FAMU Employee with ID, $8 Student/Child, FAMU Student free with ID.
This performance is based on the book by Doug Atchins that was made into a Hollywood movie, “Akeelah and the Bee,” which champions a young inner city spelling prodigy who fights for her dream to make it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Despite the objections of her mother, Akeelah’s confidence and perseverance inspires her family and community.